Published: 2015-01-31

Functional Study of -724I/D Polymorphism in Apolipoprotein M (apoM) Gene Promoter Region and its Association with Myocardial Infarction

Hua Guo, Xian-Xian Zhao, Xiao-Juan Zhang, Wei Chen, Jie Zhang

(Department of Geriatric Cardiology, Jinling Hospital, Nanjing Clinical Medical College, Second Military Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China (mainland))

Med Sci Monit 2015; 21:371-375

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.893077

Background: The aim of this study was to detect the function of -724I/D polymorphism in the apolipoprotein M (apoM) gene promoter region and to determine its relationship with myocardial infarction (MI).
Material and Methods: We selected 309 patients with MI and 309 healthy controls for this case-control study. The PCR products of the apoM gene promoter region were directly sequenced to analyze the -724I/D polymorphism. Differences in frequency distributions of genotype and allele were compared between the MI group and the control group. We used gene recombination and site-directed mutagenesis technique to observe the impact of -724 I/D on transcription activity of apoM gene promoter in vitro.
Results: The allele frequency of the -724Del in the MI group was higher than that in the control group (9.5% vs. 3.2%, OR=3.156, 95% CI (1.876~5.309), P<0.001). Compared to the I/I genotype carriers, the apoM levels decreased but the total cholesterol (TC) levels increased significantly in the -724Del allele carriers in plasma. The activity of apoM I/I genotype promoter decreased significantly after the deletion mutation at -724 position in apoM gene.
Conclusions: -724 I/D polymorphism decreases the apoM promoter activity, down-regulates the apoM protein expression level, and increases the risk of MI.

Keywords: Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism Analysis, Apoprotein(a), Coronary Artery Disease

Published: 2015-01-30

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Yan Liu, Ruizhi Hou, Ruofeng Yin, Weitian Yin

Med Sci Monit 2015; 21:363-370

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.892160

Published: 2015-01-30

Relationships of Urinary VEGF/CR and IL-6/CR with Glomerular Pathological Injury in Asymptomatic Hematuri...

Lu Ma, Yinghe Gao, Guanglei Chen, Junhua Gong, Dan Yang, Yongxin Xie, Mingcui Wang, Hong Chen, Minghui Song

Med Sci Monit 2015; 21:356-362

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.892085